Massachusetts’ voters have passed a measure by 63 percent to legalize medical marijuana.
That would make Massachusetts the 18th state in the US that allows the use of medical marijuana. For more information on the law in each state you can visit www.mpp.org to see a state-by-state overview of marijuana law.
The measure, known as Question 3, was proposed by petition, and would allow patient to possess up to a 60-day supply of marijuana for personal medical use. The law is set to go into effect January 1, 2013. To qualify, patients would need to be diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV/ AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, or multiple sclerosis and obtain written certification from a doctor “with whom the patient has a bona fide physician-patient relationship.”
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Those who meet those qualifications are allowed to possess a 60-day supply of marijuana for personal medical use, an amount to be determined by the state’s Department prior the law being enacted and would also be required to register with the health department.